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Courses in Medical Pharmacology and Toxicology (PHA)

Lower Division

92. Internship in Pharmacology (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: lower division student with good academic standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in pharmacology and related fields. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

192. Internship in Pharmacology (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in pharmacology and related fields. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Despa

Graduate

205. Problem Solving in Pharmacology (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Restricted to Graduate Students in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chemistry and Clinical Research Graduate Groups; other students may be accepted with consent of instructor. Students will be introduced to a current biomedical problem that would benefit from a developing drug and will develop an experimental strategy for addressing the issue. Students will develop model systems for testing various classic and recent pharmacological approaches. May be repeated 12 times for credit. Course changes subjects every quarter; each course is unique and can be taken as often as desirable; certain students (Trainees of the Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences) must take course for at least three years.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Hell

207. Drug Discovery and Development (3)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; extensive writing—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 201, an equivalent course in general pharmacology, or knowledge of basic pharmacology. Intended for graduate students in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chemistry and Clinical Research Graduate Groups; other students, including undergraduates, may be accepted with consent of instructors. Survey of the process by which a drug is discovered, developed and made available to the public. Topics include drug identification and optimization, safety testing, clinical evaluation, regulatory issues, intellectual property, formulation, and the global pharmaceutical industry. May be repeated for credit.—W. (W.) Horuk, Rogawski, Wulff

208. Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Pharmacology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Pharmacology and Toxicology 201, Pharmacology and Toxicology 202, an equivalent course in general pharmacology or physiology (example, Biomedical Engineering 204), or knowledge of basic pharmacology/physiology. Open to graduate students from the Pharmacology and Toxicology, Molecular, Cellular and Integrated Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Research Graduate Groups; other students (including undergraduates) may be accepted upon consultation with the instructors. Detailed characterization of the mechanisms involved in cardiac excitation–contraction coupling, alterations that occur in heart disease and pharmacological interventions. Topics include cardiac contractile apparatus, action potential, Ca cycling, excitation–transcription coupling, cardiac inotropy, heart failure and arrhythmias.—S. (S.) Bossuyt, Despa, Ripplinger

225. Gene Therapy (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Genetics 201C, Molecular and Cellular Biology 214, or equivalent. Gene therapy from basic concepts to clinical applications. Topics include the human genome and genetic variation, genetic diseases, methods to manipulate gene expression, viral and non-viral delivery vectors, history and progress of gene therapy, case studies, and ethical issues. (Same course as Genetics 225.)—S. (S.) Anderson

250. Functional Genomics: From Bench to Bedside (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Genetics 201C, Molecular and Cellular Biology 214, or equivalent. Functional genomics (how genetic variation and epigenomics affect gene expression), with an emphasis on clinical relevance and applications. Topics include genetic variation and human disease, cancer therapeutics, and biomarker discovery. (Same course as Genetics 250.)—S. (S.) Diaz, LaSalle, Segal

291. Pharmacology Research Seminar Series (1)

Seminar—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; upper division or graduate standing. Research seminars on current topics in Pharmacology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Wulff

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

400A. Pharmacology (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion/laboratory—0.3 hours. Prerequisite: approval by School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress. Restricted to Medical student only. Principles in pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and the actions, uses and toxicities of the major classes of drugs. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence. P/F grading only.)—F, S. (F, S.) Gelli, Wulff

400B. Pharmacology (1.5)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—0.25 hours. Prerequisite: approval by the School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress; medical students only. Principles in pharmacology, including autonomic pharmacology, general anesthetics, neuropharmacology and sedative/hypnotics. (P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Diaz

400C. Pharmacology (3.5)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: Approval by School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress; medical student only; successful completion of courses 400A and 400B. Treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular disease, central nervous system drugs, GI, Toxicology and chemotherapy. Specific topics include: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and the treatment of arrhythmias. Pain Management, depression, psychosis, acid reflux, IBS and toxicology. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, W. (F, W.) Clancy, Gelli

445. Introduction to Integrative Medicine (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: medical student in good standing. Basic principles of alternative medical systems (e.g., traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan), alternative practices (e.g., chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, herbalism, guided imagery/meditation, massage therapy), and mind/body connection are presented as introduction to integrating alternative treatments into traditional medicinal practice. (H/P/F grading only.)—W. (W.) Diaz

490. Seminar in Pharmacology for Medical Students (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Seminar in pharmacology for medical students. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

497T. Tutoring in Pharmacology (1-5)

Tutoring—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: advanced standing or consent of instructor. Assist instructor by tutoring medical students in preparation for one of the departmental courses that is a component of the required curriculum of the School of Medicine. (H/P/F grading only.)

498. Special Study for Medical Students (1-5)

Lecture, directed reading, and/or discussion groups—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Special study in pharmacology for medical students. (H/P/F grading only.)

499. Directed Research for Medical Students (1-12)

Laboratory—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed research in pharmacology for medical students. (H/P/F grading only.)

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